Barking set to host beach parties
Barking Town Square will host beach volleyball this summer under plans to boost trade in the run-up to the Olympic Games.
Shoppers will also enjoy making sand sculptures and a cultural pavilion called Create will open.
Beach parties will go ahead every Saturday as part of efforts to bolster trade, said Bold and Dynamic – the business arm of Barking and Dagenham Council.
The town centre pavilion will provide a platform for cultural activities and the Molten Art Festival will return in September. The activities will be partly paid for by the mayor of London’s Outer London Fund.